Det. Supt. Jane Tennison investigates the disappearance of a fourteen-year-old girl. With retirement looming, she resolves to tackle her own demons.
Duscan goes into hiding, but an informer tells the police where he is and he is arrested. He confesses to killing both sisters. However Jane is convinced that Milan Lukic and Duscan Zigic were working together. She goes to Bosnia to discover the truth. On her return she is sent for by Scotland Yard who make her sign the official secrets act and warn her to stay off the case. However a visit to her father convinces Jane that she should stick to her convictions.moreless
Jane is asked if she might consider retiring soon after thirty years in service and seven as a Detective Superintendent. Jane ponders this and then a body of a young Serbian girl is found in a warehouse. The girl has been tortured and strangled. Jane decides to take the case over from Detective Chief Inspector Simon Finch. Her investigation leads her to a Duscan Zigic who has possibly committed atrocities of war in Bosnia.moreless